Once upon a Supermoon in 2016

Did you have the chance to see the so-called ‘supermoon’ on Sunday and Monday nights last week? We hope you did, but in case you missed it, here’s a compilation of 25 stunning images taken by Flickr community members. See a sneak peek here and visit the Supermoon 2016 Gallery for more.

Two full moons

This November’s supermoon was special because it was the closest the full moon was to Earth since 1948, a phenomenon we won’t see again until 2034.

2016 Loyola Lens (11/4 - 11/16)

At its closest point of approach in its orbit around Earth, the point of perigee, the moon appears brightest and largest, a difference hard to perceive by the human eye, but perfect to capture in photographs.

the day before the Supermoon

Most of these images capture the moon with reference to some landmark or land object, so that you can get a better sense of its magnitude.

Supermoon rising over Ryde pier on the Isle of Wight.

This Monday’s moon was the second of three supermoons in a row -the full moons of October, November and December-, so you still have the chance to photograph the last supermoon of 2016 on December 14.

November SuperMoon

To see more stunning images of this supermoon and share your future shots, visit the Supermoon 2016 Flickr group by NASA and feel free to upload any other moon shots to our Moon Lovers group!

Alcázar y Superluna

Be sure to enjoy the full 2016 Supermoon Gallery here!